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MOTIVATIONAL DRINKING​
Feature Film (by Robert Tornroos & Ryan Flowers)

A dead-broke, washed-up, full-blown alcoholic motivational speaker makes the painful decision to come crawling back to his hometown when he hears news that a mysterious benefactor may have left him a large trust fund inheritance. He quickly learns, however, that he must jump through a bunch of ridiculous hoops, such as prove his ongoing sobriety, in order to receive more information and small payments from the fund. So he instinctually searches for a way to thwart the system and gain access to all the money at once, but to complicate matters, there is a second beneficiary required to ‘unlock’ any more information: his long-lost Cub-Scouts buddy who is now a homeless addict living somewhere in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown East Side. With no other option than to find his old friend and miraculously sober both of them up, our man must put his dusty motivational skills to the test. But as the haze of drugs/alcohol fades and they learn more about their mysterious benefactor, repressed traumatic memories threaten to drive them back into their old ways. Will they white-knuckle through the darkness to expose the truth about a devastating far-reaching scandal / cover-up, or will they say fuck it and head back into the abyss?

CRAIGSLIST FREE: HOUSE 
Short Film (by Ryan Flowers)

An undercover CIA agent is on the verge of suicide. He went too deep undercover and became a soft, lazy, full blown alcoholic deadbeat. But he has one last dangerous chance to complete his assignment: break back into his own house and steal his “wife”s mysterious invention. But when he gets wasted during the mission and becomes sentimental, he makes a risky gamble which could jeopardize the future of humanity. Will he see the truth make the right move or will insanity, and his “wife”, get the best of him?

PUBLIC DETECTIVES​
Short Film (by Robert Tornroos & Ryan Flowers)

Fired from his job as a mailman and unable to afford the proper Justice Institute training to become a Licensed Private Detective, a disorganized middle-aged dreamer uses his questionable photoshop skills to forge credentials and land his first real investigative gig. Hot on the trail of a string of nefarious building fires, he utilizes his intricate knowledge of the postal system, his network of loyal ex-coworkers, and of course his trustworthy unsurrendered uniform, to discover a far-reaching and long-running real-estate scandal in his hometown of Vancouver BC. But with his vindictive Canada Post supervisors closing in, multiple warrants out for his arrest, and the local Vancouver Police Department Detectives extremely pissed off about his illegal interference in, and possible compromise of, their years-long joint CSIS investigation, our man might need to play by the rules for once in order to assemble the puzzle pieces and prove an outlandish conspiracy theory. Is he really cut out for the detective lifestyle, or is he an easy-mark fall-guy for wiser men?

SPECIAL SECRET DELIVERY​
Short Film (by Ryan Flowers)

A socially awkward and imaginative mailman has his curiousity stimulated when he begins consistently delivering what he determines to be dildos and other items of a sexual nature to a mysterious decrepit house on his route. Frustrated that nobody ever seems to be home and he can’t get a glimpse of who is ordering all these captivating items, he snoops around the exterior of the house a little bit more and more each day, finding clues and slowly piecing together a dark narrative about the scandalous and dangerous nature of the home’s occupants. Discouraged with his lame vanilla cookie-cutter lifestyle, the mailman decides to deliver his own enigmatic handwritten letter through their mail slot, unlocking a pandora’s box of escalating and alarming fiascos which put him on a serpentine path he never could have expected. Will he become a dark legend, or will he wimper the safe word and head back to his sheltered existence?

BUMBLING
Short Film (by Ryan Flowers & Regan Flowers)

Fields, an agoraphobic middle-aged man with no friends, still lives at his mom's house. He loves all her neurotic attention and doting, but lately she won’t stop harping on him to do outlandish things like get a girlfriend, find a job, and get some exercise. When he discovers she is showing symptoms of suicidal ideation and OxyContin addiction, he realizes it’s time to risk his status as her number one priority and get ​her o​ut of the house for some R&R. So he secretly creates her a Bumble dating profile, and within the immediate bombardment of horny suitors, he eventually finds someone who seems like a pretty good fit, and is really fun to talk to. But is the suitor a good match for his mom, or for Fields? And once the suitor discovers he's been sexting with the son and not the Hot Milf... is he gonna flip out and pull the plug? With her literal life on the line, Fields needs to figure out how to put his own feelings aside and throw a double Hail Mary ringer to get this guy, and his eccentric mother, on board for a first date.

V.T.S.D.
Feature Film (by Robert Tornroos & Ryan Flowers)

An aimless middle-aged man, struggling with his mental health, and still living at home with his tyrannical father and ghostlike mother, decides to abandon his dysfunctional family home and move to the big city.

On the eve of his escape, after rudely quitting his part-time job, screaming his familial hatred in psychotic detail to both parents during TV dinnertime, then stealing money/possessions from their bedroom safe, he discovers his father has committed suicide in the garage foxhole, and he suffers a guilty nervous breakdown.

Now locked up in the psychward, the man has taken on the personality traits, memories and conviction that he is his own father, a decorated Vietnam Veteran. None of the medications or psychiatrists can break through his shell, so his mother, exasperated with her son’s sexual advances, swallows her pride and calls in her late-husband’s disreputable conspiracy-theory vet buddies to take a crack at him.

Highly intrigued with the fidelity of the son’s ‘memories’ and ‘personality’, the Vets immediately decide to break him out of the hospital and escape to an apocalypse-ready HQ compound in Anacortes, WA, the home of their collective guru: a ‘retired’ (aka revoked medical license) VA psychiatrist ex-Navy Seal who somehow received both a Medal of Honor and a Dishonorable Discharge, and who is notorious for his controversial methods of treating severe PTSD.

Face-to-face with a true badass and put through some serious hell-week-type shit, the son is disassembled into his basest component parts, and within the broken pieces of his, his father’s, and the Doc’s own fucked-up life history, an even more F.U.B.A.R. puzzle struggles to snap together into a twisted picture.
Can these two men put aside their deep-seated fundamental differences and put the wrong things right? The answer to that question lies deep in the heart of the Red River Delta, Hanoi, Northern Vietnam, and will require 2 fake U.S. Passports and 2 economy class tickets for the next flight out of Sea-Tac Airport.